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Principal's Weekly Update #124

CONGRATULATIONS – 2013 Distinguished School staff, students and community – This is a terrific recognition of all your time and hard work to make YLHS the “best” it can in four short years!!  Stop by the teachers’ lounge for a “little celebration” at break time on Monday– cake, coffee and a “pat on the back”!

More Great News – Congratulations to both Orchestras who performed at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Festival earlier this month! The “Sinfonia” Orchestra earned Unanimous Superior ratings (the highest possible) and the String Orchestra earned Unanimous Excellent ratings. Also, a huge thanks to the students in Sinfonia for their fantastic performance for the faculty and Distinguished School Committee!! Great Job and Thank You to Phil Mortensen, Director!

Congratulations – also to the 44 German Language students who were inducted last Thursday into the German Language National Honor Society. Great Job and Thank You to teachers Sissi Mueller and Christine Collins for providing this opportunity for our Mustangs.

More & More Good News! - Tuesday evening three of our seniors will be recognized at the School Board meeting as YLHS Top Three Seniors for the Class of 2013. Congratulations Tyler Stevens, Rhea Padalkar and Bryan Beard!!

The City of Yorba Linda - will also recognize the YLHS Wrestling Team as CIF Champions on Tuesday evening at their City Council Meeting. Congratulations Brian Fortenbaugh and your team!

A Big Thank You – to Jennifer Graves, Lorri Walls, Nancy Coulter, Peyton Pike, Shea Runge, Joey Davis and a host of others for a terrific 8th Grade Round-up last Wednesday evening. The gym was filled with parents and students for our general meeting, before parents moved to the Band room, Library and Forum to meet with their child’s counselor and start the “4-Year” high school plan. Great job everyone!!

This Week Shea and I will be meeting with seniors - to discuss the next eight weeks, including Graduation and Senior Activities. Thank you to Mark Honig, Rey Lejano, Lloyd Walls, Kelly Buchan and Tammy Smith for giving up class time to talk with seniors. These meetings help set a tone for Graduation as the “ceremony” and the “celebration” follows with Grad Night.

Explore @ Your Library Week – Starts Monday! - Remind students to stop by and enter the drawings for a variety of prizes as the “Explore” the resources available to them in our library. All Week!

Reminders –
Tuesday, April 16 School Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. District Board Room
Wednesday, April 17 District Pathways to the Future 6:30 p.m. YLHS Campus

Upcoming Events -
Monday, April 29 Academic Mustang Awards Ceremony 6:30 YLHS Friends Church
Monday, May 20 Senior Awards Ceremony 6:30 YLHS Friends Church
Tuesday, June 11 Graduation 6:00 Shapell Stadium


Thought for the Week
“YLHS Wins State’s Top School Award – Congratulations!”



Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of April 15 – April 20, 2013


Monday, April 15
Explore @ Your Library Week Begins – all week
Senior Meetings in Govt/Econ Classes
Leadership Team Meeting 3:00 Library
M JV & V Volleyball vs. Pacifica 3:15/4:15 Home
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. Servite 5:00/7:00 Home

Tuesday, April 16
Senior Meetings in Govt/Econ Classes
School Board Meeting 7:00 District Board Room
W JV & V Lacrosse @ Newport Harbor 4:45/6:30 Newport Harbor
W JV & V Softball vs. Pacifica 3:15 Home
JV & V Swim @ Kennedy 3:00 Kennedy HS
M JV & V Volleyball vs. Tustin 3:14/4:15 Home
M JV & V Tennis vs. Valencia V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 Valencia HS
M F/S Golf vs. Orange Lutheran 2:45 Brea Creek GC
M V Golf vs. Kennedy TBA

Wednesday, April 17
Pathways to the Future 6:30 YLHS Campus
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Valencia V 3:15 Valencia HS
F/S & JV 3:15 Home
M JV & V Lacrosse V vs. Tustin 4:00 Tustin HS
JV vs. Beckman 5:15 Beckman HS
M F/S Golf vs. Villa Park 3:30 Green River GC
M JV Golf vs. Valencia 3:30 Alta Vista GC
M V Golf vs. Tustin 4:30 Tustin Ranch GC
F/S & V Track @ Kennedy 3:00 Kennedy HS

Thursday, April 18
W V Lacrosse vs. El Dorado 5:30 Home
JV & V Softball @ Tustin 3:15 Tustin HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. Cypress V 3:00 Cypress HS
JV 3:00 Home
M F/S Golf vs. Villa Park 2:45 Brea Creek GC
M JV Golf vs. Tustin 3:40 Green River GC
M V Golf vs. Canyon 3:00 Black Gold GC

Friday, April 19

F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Valencia V 3:00 Home
F/S & JV 3:00 Valencia
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. Esperanza 5:00/7:00 Home
M JV & V Volleyball vs. Western 3:15/4:15 Home

Saturday, April 20

Track @ OC Championships 9:00 Mission Viejo HS

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